Tisa Farrow

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Tisa Farrow
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Farrow in Zombi 2 , 1979
Born
Theresa Magdalena Farrow

(1951-07-22)July 22, 1951
DiedJanuary 10, 2024(2024-01-10) (aged 72)
OccupationActress
Years active1970–1980
SpouseTerry Deane (divorced)
Children2 [1]
Parents
Relatives Patrick Villiers Farrow (brother)
Mia Farrow (sister)
Prudence Farrow (sister)
Ronan Farrow (nephew)
Moses Farrow (nephew)
Soon-Yi Previn (niece)

Theresa Magdalena "Tisa" Farrow (July 22, 1951 – January 10, 2024) was an American actress and model. [2]

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Early life

Theresa Magdalena Farrow was born in Los Angeles, California, on July 22, 1951, [3] a daughter of Irish-born actress Maureen O'Sullivan and Australian-born film director John Farrow. She was the youngest of their four girls and three boys; her siblings are Mia (b. 1945), Prudence, Stephanie, Michael Damien, Patrick Joseph, and John Charles. [4]

Like most of her siblings, Tisa received a strict and mainly Catholic education. In her high-school freshman year she enrolled at the progressive New Lincoln School in New York City. She left school of her own volition in the middle of the 11th grade. [5] She then worked as a waitress. [5] In her own words, she also "spent a long time going around town trying out for commercials" - with no success: "I would always run into some career woman who disliked me right away because she didn't like my sister Mia." [5]

Career

Farrow's first film role was in Homer . [6] Farrow then starred in René Clément's And Hope to Die (1972), the drama Some Call It Loving (1973), and the comedy Only God Knows (1974).

Farrow was featured semi-nude in a photo article in the July 1973 issue of Playboy , photographed by Mario Casilli. [7]

In the second half of the 1970s, Farrow acted in the Italian-Canadian action thriller Strange Shadows in an Empty Room (1976) directed by Alberto de Martino, and starred in the made-for-television horror film The Initiation of Sarah (1978), James Toback's first feature production Fingers (1978) alongside Harvey Keitel, and in the Canadian film Search and Destroy (1979).

In Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979), she has a cameo appearance.

From mid-1979 to 1980, Farrow took leading roles in three Italian genre films: in Lucio Fulci's horror film Zombi 2 (1979), Antonio Margheriti's Vietnam War film The Last Hunter (1980), and Joe D'Amato's horror film Antropophagus (1980).

Death

Farrow died in her sleep of cardiopulmonary demise, [8] in Rutland, Vermont, on January 10, 2024, at the age of 72. [9]

Filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
1970 Homer Laurie Grainger
1972 And Hope to Die PepperOriginal title: La Course du Lièvre à Travers les Champs
1973 Some Call It Loving JenniferOther title: Sleeping Beauty
1974 Only God KnowsTerry Sullivan
1976 Strange Shadows in an Empty Room Julie FosterOriginal title: Una magnum special per Tony Saitta, UK title: Blazing Magnum
1978 The Initiation of Sarah Alberta "Mouse"Television film
Fingers Carol
1979 Search and Destroy Kate Barchel
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Camilla Hall Television film
Manhattan Party Guest
Winter Kills Nurse Two
Zombi 2 Anne BowlesOther titles: Zombie, Zombie Flesh Eaters
1980 Anthropophagus JulieOther titles: Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper, The Anthropophagous Beast (Voice dubbed by Carolyn De Fonseca)
The Last Hunter Jane FosterItalian title: L'Ultimo Cacciatore, other title: Hunter of the Apocalypse (Voice dubbed by Pat Starke)

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